Julianne Hough and her hockey player boyfriend Brooks Laich are engaged to be married.

Julianne Hough Engaged

Hough, 27, announced the engagement news on Instagram, writing, “We are overwhelmed with joy and excitement to share with you our recent engagement! #fiancé #love.”

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Hough and Laich went public with their relationship in February 2014 after they were spotted holding hands walking around Los Angeles and kissing at LAX. After the pictures hit the press, Laich was asked about his relationship to the singer and dancer during a radio interview, and revealed how the two met through his friend Teddy Sears.

“I guess that was sort of how it started. He kept mentioning her name and mentioning her name, eventually we connected. Happy we did,” Laich said on 106.7 The Fan. “She’s a cool, cool gal,” Laich gushed. “She’s just a sweetheart, very loving, very giving. She puts so much great out into the world. I’m a pretty lucky guy.”

When Hough met Laich, a year had passed since the end of her three-year relationship with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest. Earlier this year, Hough admitted that she was in a better place to be in a relationship when she met the Washington Capitals center.

“Every relationship, there was nothing wrong or bad, but there was nothing right. I had one foot out because I didn’t want to get hurt. And I didn’t say what was on my mind because I didn’t want to ruffle any feathers. I needed to be perfect,” Hough told Redbook magazine. “Now I’m not holding anything back because I’d rather get my heart broken than never know what it is to be completely, madly in love,” she added. “If I had been this open in my last relationship, who knows?”

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